How can I have a wired connection to my wireless router?

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Hi, I'm not that great with tech so was hoping someone could help me out. I want to connect my PC to my wireless router so it has a wired connection, my router is in my living room so in order to do this I would have to get a massive Ethernet cable and run it through the house which isn't ideal.

I thought I could use a WAP to connect to the router wirelessly and then directly connect my PC to that and have a wired connection but after having a look online that doesn't seem to be the case.

Does anyone have any suggestions on the best way I could do this without using a massive cable?
 

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Powerline adapters do work, but you won't have the connection speed and they rely on correct house wiring (3-wire, phase, neutral, and ground), nothing wrong with giving them a try and returning them if not what you need.
 

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If you want a wired connection you will need to run the cable. CAT 5e or CAT 6 isn't considered massive, just a pain to run. You could try a powerline adapter, but those aren't worth the effort unless that's your only option.
 
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My PC is connected to the router wirelessly already, but i would like to connect it directly for better connection and security.
 
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Hi, just had a look at some powerline adaptors online and that seems to be exactly the kind of thing I am looking for. Is there some kind of issue with them? you say they aren't worth the effort.
 

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Powerline adapters do work, but you won't have the connection speed and they rely on correct house wiring (3-wire, phase, neutral, and ground), nothing wrong with giving them a try and returning them if not what you need.
 

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